During a consultation, surgeons provide personalized care to patients by reserving ample time to discuss and understand their diagnosis and optimal treatment.
Scripps Coastal surgeons personally answer all patient calls and attempt to return all phone calls and messages daily. The surgeons also keep in touch with the patient’s family members, relatives or loved ones while patients are in the hospital.
Our general surgeons work closely with each patient’s referring primary care physician, to study the patient’s health information and history and to collaborate on the diagnosis and recommended treatment.
Patients can expect their primary care physician and general surgeon to consult with them on a regular basis. It is important that our patients are informed about the procedure they will undergo in terms they can understand, before, during and after surgery.
General surgical procedures we offer include:
- Laparoscopic gall bladder
- Abdominal and inguinal hernia
- Rectal surgery
- Breast surgery
- Surgical treatment of breast cancer
- Intestinal surgery